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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
NIH guidelines.
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

Job Details

The Neurology Laboratory at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular and animal modeling of neurodegenerative diseases. The Neurology Laboratory is well-funded by NIH, and other funding sources. We seek a highly motivated PhD in a related medical science. Diseases studied include spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRDs). The postdoc will join a well-established research program focused on developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders. Biochemical systems under study include autophagy, unfolded protein response (UPR) and ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). 

Applicants should be highly motivated, have a Ph.D., a strong background in biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and a strong publication record. Outstanding communication skills and excellent references are required. Experience with in vivo use of compounds, ASOs, or AAVs is a plus, as is a drive to rigorously characterize pathways by western blotting, quantitative PCR, and immunohistopathology.





Recognized as a Top-Tier 1 research university (Carnegie Classification of Institutionsin Higher Education) – the University of Utah continues to develop groundbreaking research on a local, national, and international level. The university’s distinguished research community is cultivated through its 18 colleges, 35 interdisciplinary programs, 100 academic departments/ divisions, and 120 centers/bureaus on campus.

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